Groundwater Surface Simulator

Regional Scale Approximate Subterranean Water Balance Surface Simulation Model This model allows the regional simulation of the approximate groundwater balance surface from recharge, transmissivity and relief information that are distributed in regular cells.

The principles of the model were based on the works of Fan and Miguez-Macho (2010 and 2011) of continental and global simulation. The operation of the model, its main references, and examples of applicability can be found in “Regional Surface Scale Approximate Subterranean Water Balance Simulation” by Fan et al. (2014), published in RBRH.

In the figures below are presented examples of the types of results obtained with the model, applied in a simplified way for the Potiribu River (RS) basin:

Depth map of groundwater balance surface.

Depth map of groundwater balance surface.

 Longitudinal profile of a section.

Longitudinal profile of a section.

An initial version of the template, with source code and examples of input files can be downloaded here.

The model was completely developed in FORTRAN language. At this time no manuals or support are provided for use of the model. However, if you have a desire to do research partnerships on this topic with the HPI Large Scale Hydrology Research Group, just get in touch.